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  1819   11 Feb 2020 Berta BeltranSuggestionswitch midas to c++ threads?
> Hi, Stefan & co - now that midas is c++11 and c++11 comes with a threads library, should we 
> switch midas to use the c++11 threads instead of pthreads? (Of course on Linux c++11 
> threads are a layer on top of pthreads, the best I know).
> 
> This should remove the dependency on pthreads.h and use a more native implementation of 
> threads on MacOS and Windows. (again, the best I can tell).
> 
> Of course this depends on c++11 threads having all the functions we need. Specifically, "lock 
> with timeout" is useful to deal with "gah! everything stopped! what do I do!", a problem 
> bedeviling midas in the early days (and still happens today!). Current midas kills everything 
> after 5 minutes of deadlock - then the user knows how to restart everything and the developer 
> has core dumps to look at. (to see which program/thread holds the lock and would not give it 
> up).
> 
> Any thoughts on this?
> 
> K.O.

Hi, I just wanted to say that I have seen this post and maybe that is the solution to the pthreads compiler problem in OS 10.15, but 
of course I am a total amateur in here. Thanks for thinking about this and I will wait and hold to see what gets decided. Thanks

Berta  
  1874   07 Apr 2020 Ivo SchulthessSuggestionSequencer loop break
I am using the Midas sequencer to run subsequent measurements in a loop, without 
knowing how many iterations in advance. Therefore, I am using the "infinity" 
option. Since I have other commands after the loop, it would be nice to have the 
possibility to break the loop, but let the sequencer then finish the rest of the 
commands. 
Cheers,
Ivo
  1875   21 Apr 2020 Stefan RittSuggestionSequencer loop break
> I am using the Midas sequencer to run subsequent measurements in a loop, without 
> knowing how many iterations in advance. Therefore, I am using the "infinity" 
> option. Since I have other commands after the loop, it would be nice to have the 
> possibility to break the loop, but let the sequencer then finish the rest of the 
> commands. 
> Cheers,
> Ivo

You can do that with the "GOTO" statement, jumping to the first line after the loop.

Here is a working example:


LOOP runs, 5
     WAIT Seconds 3
     IF $runs > 2
         GOTO 7
     ENDIF
ENDLOOP
MESSAGE "Finished", 1

Best,
Stefan
  1876   23 Apr 2020 Ivo SchulthessSuggestionSequencer loop break
> You can do that with the "GOTO" statement, jumping to the first line after the loop.
> 
> Here is a working example:
> 
> 
> LOOP runs, 5
>      WAIT Seconds 3
>      IF $runs > 2
>          GOTO 7
>      ENDIF
> ENDLOOP
> MESSAGE "Finished", 1
> 
> Best,
> Stefan

Hoi Stefan

Thanks for your answer. As I understand it, this has to be in the sequence script before 
running. So, in the end, it is not different than just saying "LOOP runs, 2" and 
therefore the number of runs has do be known in advance as well. Or is there an option to 
change the script on runtime? What I would like, is to start a sequence with "LOOP runs, 
infinite" and when I come back to the experiment after falling asleep being able to break 
the loop after the next iteration, but still execute everything after ENDLOOP, i.e. the 
MESSAGE statement in your example. Because if I do a "Stop after current run", this seems 
not to happen. 

Best, Ivo
  1877   23 Apr 2020 Stefan RittSuggestionSequencer loop break
> > You can do that with the "GOTO" statement, jumping to the first line after the loop.
> > 
> > Here is a working example:
> > 
> > 
> > LOOP runs, 5
> >      WAIT Seconds 3
> >      IF $runs > 2
> >          GOTO 7
> >      ENDIF
> > ENDLOOP
> > MESSAGE "Finished", 1
> > 
> > Best,
> > Stefan
> 
> Hoi Stefan
> 
> Thanks for your answer. As I understand it, this has to be in the sequence script before 
> running. So, in the end, it is not different than just saying "LOOP runs, 2" and 
> therefore the number of runs has do be known in advance as well. Or is there an option to 
> change the script on runtime? What I would like, is to start a sequence with "LOOP runs, 
> infinite" and when I come back to the experiment after falling asleep being able to break 
> the loop after the next iteration, but still execute everything after ENDLOOP, i.e. the 
> MESSAGE statement in your example. Because if I do a "Stop after current run", this seems 
> not to happen. 
> 
> Best, Ivo

First, you have the sequencer button "Stop after current run", but that does of course ot
execute anything after ENDLOOP. 

Second, you can put anything in the IF statement. Like create a variable on the ODB like
/Experiment/Run parameters/Stop loop and set this to zero. Then put in your script:

...
ODBGET /Experiment/Run parameters/Stop loop, flag
IF $flag == 1
   GOTO 7
...

So once you want to stop the loop, set the flag in the ODB to one.

Best,
Stefan
  1885   25 Apr 2020 Konstantin OlchanskiSuggestionSequencer loop break
> LOOP runs, 5
> ...
> ENDLOOP

Classical loop constructs usually include "break" (exit the loop) and "continue" (loop again!) 
constructs. I would say it is an unfortunate omission if they are not present in the midas sequencer.

But Stefan is right, of course, both commands are just funny names for "goto".

K.O.
  1921   28 May 2020 Marius KoeppelSuggestionODB++ API - documantion updates and odb view after key creation
Hello everybody,

I am really appreciate the development of the new odb++ API. So I directly started to rewrite the code for the Mu3e DAQ system.

I have a view questions / suggestions which came up during my work so fare:

1. The documentation seems to be quite new so there are some variables wrong named and small typo stuff. I would like to fix them. Should I request for an account or what else is needed to change them?

2. When I create an ODB structure with the new API I do for example:

    midas::odb stream_settings = {
            {"Test_odb_api", {
                                      {"Divider", 1000},     // int
                                      {"Enable", false},     // bool
                              }},
    };
    stream_settings.connect("/Equipment/Test/Settings", true);

and with 

midas::odb datagen("/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api");
std::cout << "Datagenerator Enable is " << datagen["Enable"] << std::endl;

I am getting back false. Which looks nice but when I look into the odb via the browser the value is actually "y" meaning true which is stange. I added my frontend where I cleaned all function leaving only the frontend_init() one where I create this key. Its a cuda program but since I clean everything no cuda function is called anymore.

Thank you again for the nice development!

Cheers,
Marius 
Attachment 1: test_odb_api.cu
//
// Created by makoeppe on 5/28/20.
//

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

#include <iostream>
#include <unistd.h>

#include "midas.h"
#include "odbxx.h"
#include "msystem.h"
#include "mcstd.h"
#include "experim.h"
#include "switching_constants.h"
#include "link_constants.h"


#include <sstream>
#include <fstream>

#include "mudaq_device.h"
#include "mfe.h"

using namespace std;


/*-- Globals -------------------------------------------------------*/

/* The frontend name (client name) as seen by other MIDAS clients   */
const char *frontend_name = "ODB API test Frontend";

/* The frontend file name, don't change it */
const char *frontend_file_name = __FILE__;

/* frontend_loop is called periodically if this variable is TRUE    */
BOOL frontend_call_loop = FALSE;

/* a frontend status page is displayed with this frequency in ms */
INT display_period = 0;

/* maximum event size produced by this frontend */
INT max_event_size = 10000;

/* maximum event size for fragmented events (EQ_FRAGMENTED) */
INT max_event_size_frag = 5 * 1024 * 1024;

/* buffer size to hold events */
INT event_buffer_size = 32 * max_event_size;


/*-- Function declarations -----------------------------------------*/

INT frontend_init();
INT frontend_exit();
INT begin_of_run(INT run_number, char *error);
INT end_of_run(INT run_number, char *error);
INT pause_run(INT run_number, char *error);
INT resume_run(INT run_number, char *error);
INT frontend_loop();

INT read_stream_event(char *pevent, INT off);
INT read_stream_thread(void *param);

INT poll_event(INT source, INT count, BOOL test);
INT interrupt_configure(INT cmd, INT source, POINTER_T adr);

/*-- Equipment list ------------------------------------------------*/

EQUIPMENT equipment[] = {

        {"Test",                /* equipment name */
                {1, 0,                   /* event ID, trigger mask */
                        "SYSTEM",               /* event buffer */
                        EQ_USER,                /* equipment type */
                        0,                      /* event source crate 0, all stations */
                        "MIDAS",                /* format */
                        TRUE,                   /* enabled */
                        RO_RUNNING,             /* read only when running */
                        100,                    /* poll for 100ms */
                        0,                      /* stop run after this event limit */
                        0,                      /* number of sub events */
                        0,                      /* don't log history */
                        "", "", "",},
                NULL,                    /* readout routine */
        },

        {""}
};

/*-- Frontend Init -------------------------------------------------*/

INT frontend_init()
{

    midas::odb stream_settings = {
            {"Test_odb_api", {
                                      {"Divider", 1000},     // int
                                      {"Enable", false},     // bool
                              }},
    };
    stream_settings.connect("/Equipment/Test/Settings", true);
    midas::odb datagen("/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api");
    std::cout << "Datagenerator Enable is " << datagen["Enable"] << std::endl;
    return SUCCESS;
}

/*-- Frontend Exit -------------------------------------------------*/

INT frontend_exit()
{
    return SUCCESS;
}

/*-- Begin of Run --------------------------------------------------*/

INT begin_of_run(INT run_number, char *error)
{
    return SUCCESS;
}

/*-- End of Run ----------------------------------------------------*/

INT end_of_run(INT run_number, char *error)
{
    return SUCCESS;
}

/*-- Pause Run -----------------------------------------------------*/

INT pause_run(INT run_number, char *error)
{
    return SUCCESS;
}

/*-- Resume Run ----------------------------------------------------*/

INT resume_run(INT run_number, char *error)
{
    return SUCCESS;
}

/*-- Frontend Loop -------------------------------------------------*/

INT frontend_loop()
{
    return SUCCESS;
}

/*-- Trigger event routines ----------------------------------------*/

INT poll_event(INT source, INT count, BOOL test)
{
      return 0;
}

/*-- Interrupt configuration ---------------------------------------*/

INT interrupt_configure(INT cmd, INT source, POINTER_T adr)
{
    return SUCCESS;
}

/*-- Event readout -------------------------------------------------*/

INT read_stream_event(char *pevent, INT off)
{
    return 0;
}

INT update_equipment_status(int status, int cur_status, EQUIPMENT *eq)
{
   return DB_SUCCESS;
}

/*-- Event readout -------------------------------------------------*/

INT read_stream_thread(void *param)
{
    return 0;
}
  1922   28 May 2020 Stefan RittSuggestionODB++ API - documantion updates and odb view after key creation
> 2. When I create an ODB structure with the new API I do for example:
> 
>     midas::odb stream_settings = {
>             {"Test_odb_api", {
>                                       {"Divider", 1000},     // int
>                                       {"Enable", false},     // bool
>                               }},
>     };
>     stream_settings.connect("/Equipment/Test/Settings", true);
> 
> and with 
> 
> midas::odb datagen("/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api");
> std::cout << "Datagenerator Enable is " << datagen["Enable"] << std::endl;
> 
> I am getting back false. Which looks nice but when I look into the odb via the browser the value is actually "y" meaning true which is stange. I added my frontend where I cleaned all function leaving only the frontend_init() one where I create this key. Its a cuda program but since I clean everything no cuda function is called anymore.

I cannot confirm this behaviour. Just put following code in a standalone program:

cm_connect_experiment(NULL, NULL, "test", NULL);
   midas::odb::set_debug(true);

   midas::odb stream_settings = {
           {"Test_odb_api", {
               {"Divider", 1000},     // int
               {"Enable", false},     // bool
           }},
   };
   stream_settings.connect("/Equipment/Test/Settings", true);

   midas::odb datagen("/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api");
   std::cout << "Datagenerator Enable is " << datagen["Enable"] << std::endl;

and run it. The result is:

...
Get ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Enable": false
Datagenerator Enable is Get ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Enable": false
false

Looking in the ODB, I also see 

[local:Online:S]/>cd Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/
[local:Online:S]Test_odb_api>ls
Divider                         1000
Enable                          n
[local:Online:S]Test_odb_api>


So not sure what is different in your case. Are you looking to the same ODB? Maybe you have one remote, and local? 
Note that the "true" flag in stream_settings.connect(..., true); forces all default values into the ODB. 
So if the ODB value is "y", it will be cdhanged to "n".

Best,
Stefan
  1924   30 May 2020 Stefan RittSuggestionODB++ API - documantion updates and odb view after key creation
Marius, has the problem been fixed in meantime?

Stefan

> I am getting back false. Which looks nice but when I look into the odb via the browser the value is actually "y" meaning true which is stange. 
> I added my frontend where I cleaned all function leaving only the frontend_init() one where I create this key. Its a cuda program but since 
> I clean everything no cuda function is called anymore.
  1935   04 Jun 2020 Marius KoeppelSuggestionODB++ API - documantion updates and odb view after key creation
Hi Stefan,

your test program was only working for me after I changed the following lines inside the odbxx.cpp

diff --git a/src/odbxx.cxx b/src/odbxx.cxx
index 24b5a135..48edfd15 100644
--- a/src/odbxx.cxx
+++ b/src/odbxx.cxx
@@ -753,7 +753,12 @@ namespace midas {
          }
       } else {
          u_odb u = m_data[index];
-         status = db_set_data_index(m_hDB, m_hKey, &u, rpc_tid_size(m_tid), index, m_tid);
+         if (m_tid == TID_BOOL) {
+             BOOL ss = bool(u);
+             status = db_set_data_index(m_hDB, m_hKey, &ss, rpc_tid_size(m_tid), index, m_tid);
+         } else {
+             status = db_set_data_index(m_hDB, m_hKey, &u, rpc_tid_size(m_tid), index, m_tid);
+         }
          if (m_debug) {
             std::string s;
             u.get(s);

Likely not the best fix but otherwise I was always getting after running the test program:

[ODBEdit,INFO] Program ODBEdit on host localhost started
[local:Default:S]/>cd Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/
key not found
makoeppe@office ~/mu3e/online/online (git)-[odb++_api] % test_connect
Created ODB key /Equipment/Test/Settings
Created ODB key /Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api
Created ODB key /Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Divider
Set ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Divider" = 1000
Created ODB key /Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Enable
Set ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Enable" = false
Get definition for ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api"
Get definition for ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Divider"
Get ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Divider": 1000
Get definition for ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Enable"
Get ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Enable": false
Get definition for ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Divider"
Get ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Divider": 1000
Get definition for ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Enable"
Get ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Enable": false
Datagenerator Enable is Get ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Enable": false
false
makoeppe@office ~/mu3e/online/online (git)-[odb++_api] % odbedit
[ODBEdit,INFO] Program ODBEdit on host localhost started
[local:Default:S]/>cd Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/
[local:Default:S]Test_odb_api>ls
Divider                         1000
Enable                          y 

> > I am getting back false. Which looks nice but when I look into the odb via the browser the value is actually "y" meaning true which is stange. 
> > I added my frontend where I cleaned all function leaving only the frontend_init() one where I create this key. Its a cuda program but since 
> > I clean everything no cuda function is called anymore.
  1939   05 Jun 2020 Stefan RittSuggestionODB++ API - documantion updates and odb view after key creation
Hi Marius,

your fix is good. Thanks for digging out this deep-lying issue, which would have haunted us if we would not fix it. 
The problem is that in midas, the "BOOL" type is 4 Bytes long, actually modelled after MS Windows. Now I realized
that in c++, the "bool" type is only 1 Byte wide. So if we do the memcopy from a "c++ bool" to a "MIDAS BOOL", we
always copy four bytes, meaning that we copy three Bytes beyond the one-byte value of the c++ bool. So your fix
is absolutely correct, and I added it in one more space where we deal with bool arrays, where we need the same.

What I don't understand however is the fact why this fails for you. The ODB values are stored in the C union under

union {
  ...
  bool m_bool;
  double m_double;
  std::string *m_string;
  ...
}

Now the C compiler puts all values at the lowest address, so m_bool is at offset zero, and the string pointer reaches
over all eight bytes (we are on 64-bit OS).

Now when I initialize this union in odbxx.h:66, I zero the string pointer which is the widest object:

  u_odb() : m_string{} {};

which (at least on my Mac) sets all eight bytes to zero. If I then use the wrong code to set the bool value to the ODB 
in odbxx.cxx:756, I do 

  db_set_data_index(... &u, rpc_tid_size(m_tid), ...);

so it copies four bytes (=rpc_tid_size(TID_BOOL)) to the ODB. The first byte should be the c++ bool value (0 or 1),
and the other three bytes should be zero from the initialization above. Apparently on your system, this is not
the case, and I would like you to double check it. Maybe there is another underlying problem which I don't understand
at the moment but which we better fix.

Otherwise the change is committed and your code should work. But we should not stop here! I really want to understand
why this is not working for you, maybe I miss something.

Best,
Stefan

> Hi Stefan,
> 
> your test program was only working for me after I changed the following lines inside the odbxx.cpp
> 
> diff --git a/src/odbxx.cxx b/src/odbxx.cxx
> index 24b5a135..48edfd15 100644
> --- a/src/odbxx.cxx
> +++ b/src/odbxx.cxx
> @@ -753,7 +753,12 @@ namespace midas {
>           }
>        } else {
>           u_odb u = m_data[index];
> -         status = db_set_data_index(m_hDB, m_hKey, &u, rpc_tid_size(m_tid), index, m_tid);
> +         if (m_tid == TID_BOOL) {
> +             BOOL ss = bool(u);
> +             status = db_set_data_index(m_hDB, m_hKey, &ss, rpc_tid_size(m_tid), index, m_tid);
> +         } else {
> +             status = db_set_data_index(m_hDB, m_hKey, &u, rpc_tid_size(m_tid), index, m_tid);
> +         }
>           if (m_debug) {
>              std::string s;
>              u.get(s);
> 
> Likely not the best fix but otherwise I was always getting after running the test program:
> 
> [ODBEdit,INFO] Program ODBEdit on host localhost started
> [local:Default:S]/>cd Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/
> key not found
> makoeppe@office ~/mu3e/online/online (git)-[odb++_api] % test_connect
> Created ODB key /Equipment/Test/Settings
> Created ODB key /Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api
> Created ODB key /Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Divider
> Set ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Divider" = 1000
> Created ODB key /Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Enable
> Set ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Enable" = false
> Get definition for ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api"
> Get definition for ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Divider"
> Get ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Divider": 1000
> Get definition for ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Enable"
> Get ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Enable": false
> Get definition for ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Divider"
> Get ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Divider": 1000
> Get definition for ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Enable"
> Get ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Enable": false
> Datagenerator Enable is Get ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Enable": false
> false
> makoeppe@office ~/mu3e/online/online (git)-[odb++_api] % odbedit
> [ODBEdit,INFO] Program ODBEdit on host localhost started
> [local:Default:S]/>cd Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/
> [local:Default:S]Test_odb_api>ls
> Divider                         1000
> Enable                          y 
> 
> > > I am getting back false. Which looks nice but when I look into the odb via the browser the value is actually "y" meaning true which is stange. 
> > > I added my frontend where I cleaned all function leaving only the frontend_init() one where I create this key. Its a cuda program but since 
> > > I clean everything no cuda function is called anymore.
  1940   08 Jun 2020 Marius KoeppelSuggestionODB++ API - documantion updates and odb view after key creation
Hi Stefan,

I agree with your explanation about the size of BOOL and bool. 

I checked the program also on my Raspberry and there the old code works like on your mac. I don't really understand 
why the behavior is different for my system. The initializing of the union should also work for my system. 

At the moment I am using:

Arch Linux
Linux office 5.4.42-1-lts #1 SMP Wed, 20 May 2020 20:42:53 +0000 x86_64 GNU/Linux
gcc version 10.1.0 (GCC)

One thing which makes me a bit suspicious is that if I do:

u_odb u = m_data[index];
char dest[rpc_tid_size(m_tid)];
memcpy(dest, &u, rpc_tid_size(m_tid));

Clion tells me "Clang-Tidy: Undefined behavior, source object type 'midas::u_odb' is not TriviallyCopyable". 

I am not sure if this is the problem since I am not so familiar with this TriviallyCopyable. I need to further investigate here.

So fare the update from my side.

Cheers,
Marius

> Hi Marius,
> 
> your fix is good. Thanks for digging out this deep-lying issue, which would have haunted us if we would not fix it. 
> The problem is that in midas, the "BOOL" type is 4 Bytes long, actually modelled after MS Windows. Now I realized
> that in c++, the "bool" type is only 1 Byte wide. So if we do the memcopy from a "c++ bool" to a "MIDAS BOOL", we
> always copy four bytes, meaning that we copy three Bytes beyond the one-byte value of the c++ bool. So your fix
> is absolutely correct, and I added it in one more space where we deal with bool arrays, where we need the same.
> 
> What I don't understand however is the fact why this fails for you. The ODB values are stored in the C union under
> 
> union {
>   ...
>   bool m_bool;
>   double m_double;
>   std::string *m_string;
>   ...
> }
> 
> Now the C compiler puts all values at the lowest address, so m_bool is at offset zero, and the string pointer reaches
> over all eight bytes (we are on 64-bit OS).
> 
> Now when I initialize this union in odbxx.h:66, I zero the string pointer which is the widest object:
> 
>   u_odb() : m_string{} {};
> 
> which (at least on my Mac) sets all eight bytes to zero. If I then use the wrong code to set the bool value to the ODB 
> in odbxx.cxx:756, I do 
> 
>   db_set_data_index(... &u, rpc_tid_size(m_tid), ...);
> 
> so it copies four bytes (=rpc_tid_size(TID_BOOL)) to the ODB. The first byte should be the c++ bool value (0 or 1),
> and the other three bytes should be zero from the initialization above. Apparently on your system, this is not
> the case, and I would like you to double check it. Maybe there is another underlying problem which I don't understand
> at the moment but which we better fix.
> 
> Otherwise the change is committed and your code should work. But we should not stop here! I really want to understand
> why this is not working for you, maybe I miss something.
> 
> Best,
> Stefan
> 
> > Hi Stefan,
> > 
> > your test program was only working for me after I changed the following lines inside the odbxx.cpp
> > 
> > diff --git a/src/odbxx.cxx b/src/odbxx.cxx
> > index 24b5a135..48edfd15 100644
> > --- a/src/odbxx.cxx
> > +++ b/src/odbxx.cxx
> > @@ -753,7 +753,12 @@ namespace midas {
> >           }
> >        } else {
> >           u_odb u = m_data[index];
> > -         status = db_set_data_index(m_hDB, m_hKey, &u, rpc_tid_size(m_tid), index, m_tid);
> > +         if (m_tid == TID_BOOL) {
> > +             BOOL ss = bool(u);
> > +             status = db_set_data_index(m_hDB, m_hKey, &ss, rpc_tid_size(m_tid), index, m_tid);
> > +         } else {
> > +             status = db_set_data_index(m_hDB, m_hKey, &u, rpc_tid_size(m_tid), index, m_tid);
> > +         }
> >           if (m_debug) {
> >              std::string s;
> >              u.get(s);
> > 
> > Likely not the best fix but otherwise I was always getting after running the test program:
> > 
> > [ODBEdit,INFO] Program ODBEdit on host localhost started
> > [local:Default:S]/>cd Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/
> > key not found
> > makoeppe@office ~/mu3e/online/online (git)-[odb++_api] % test_connect
> > Created ODB key /Equipment/Test/Settings
> > Created ODB key /Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api
> > Created ODB key /Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Divider
> > Set ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Divider" = 1000
> > Created ODB key /Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Enable
> > Set ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Enable" = false
> > Get definition for ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api"
> > Get definition for ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Divider"
> > Get ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Divider": 1000
> > Get definition for ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Enable"
> > Get ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Enable": false
> > Get definition for ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Divider"
> > Get ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Divider": 1000
> > Get definition for ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Enable"
> > Get ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Enable": false
> > Datagenerator Enable is Get ODB key "/Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/Enable": false
> > false
> > makoeppe@office ~/mu3e/online/online (git)-[odb++_api] % odbedit
> > [ODBEdit,INFO] Program ODBEdit on host localhost started
> > [local:Default:S]/>cd Equipment/Test/Settings/Test_odb_api/
> > [local:Default:S]Test_odb_api>ls
> > Divider                         1000
> > Enable                          y 
> > 
> > > > I am getting back false. Which looks nice but when I look into the odb via the browser the value is actually "y" meaning true which is stange. 
> > > > I added my frontend where I cleaned all function leaving only the frontend_init() one where I create this key. Its a cuda program but since 
> > > > I clean everything no cuda function is called anymore.
  1951   16 Jun 2020 Marius KoeppelSuggestionODB++ API - documantion updates and odb view after key creation
Hi Stefan,

I played around with the code a bit more and I found out that if I do:

midas::odb test_settings = {{"Enable", false}};
test_settings.connect("/Equipment/Test/Test", true);

The correct value ends up in the odb. In this case an u_odb instance is created
with a clean m_string. But if I run the other code an odb instanceo is created and
the values of m_data are set in

odbxx.h:
        odb(std::initializer_list<std::pair<const char *, midas::odb>> list) : odb() {...

This values are comming from u_odb instances since the code does:

odbxx.h:
        auto o = new midas::odb(element.second);

and then

odbxx.h:
        odb(T v):odb() {                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
           m_num_values = 1;                                                                                                                                                                                                             
           m_data = new u_odb[1]{v};                                                                                                                                                                                                                
           m_tid = m_data[0].get_tid();                                                            
           m_data[0].set_parent(this);                                                         
        }

and looking at 

odbxx.h:
        u_odb(bool v) : m_bool{v}, m_tid{TID_BOOL}, m_parent_odb{nullptr} {};   

only m_bool is set for this instance meaning that only the first byte gets a value 
(still having only 1 byte for bool in c++). If I check m_string inside the u_odb::get function
 of this instance I am getting for a bool (I set false) stuff like 0x7f6633f67a00 and for an int 
(I set the int to 1000) 0x7f66000003e8. Since the size of BOOL is larger I am getting the 
wrong value. I checked this also on openSUSE having the same behavior.

Like you I am not getting this problem on my Mac. What compiler flags do you use on your Mac?

Cheers,
Marius
  1956   23 Jun 2020 Stefan RittSuggestionODB++ API - documantion updates and odb view after key creation
Hi Marius,

thanks for your help, you identified the problematic location. I changed that to

   u_odb(bool v) : m_tid{TID_BOOL}, m_parent_odb{nullptr} {m_string = nullptr; m_bool = v;};

which should initialize the full 8 bytes of the u_odb union. I committed to develop. Can you 
please give it a try?

Best,
Stefan


> and looking at 
> 
> odbxx.h:
>         u_odb(bool v) : m_bool{v}, m_tid{TID_BOOL}, m_parent_odb{nullptr} {};   
> 
> only m_bool is set for this instance meaning that only the first byte gets a value 
> (still having only 1 byte for bool in c++). If I check m_string inside the u_odb::get function
>  of this instance I am getting for a bool (I set false) stuff like 0x7f6633f67a00 and for an int 
> (I set the int to 1000) 0x7f66000003e8. Since the size of BOOL is larger I am getting the 
> wrong value. I checked this also on openSUSE having the same behavior.
  1957   24 Jun 2020 Marius KoeppelSuggestionODB++ API - documantion updates and odb view after key creation
Hi Stefan,

now everything works well (Tested on: OpenSuse and Arch Linux) :) 

Thank you for the fix.

Cheers,
Marius

> Hi Marius,
> 
> thanks for your help, you identified the problematic location. I changed that to
> 
>    u_odb(bool v) : m_tid{TID_BOOL}, m_parent_odb{nullptr} {m_string = nullptr; m_bool = v;};
> 
> which should initialize the full 8 bytes of the u_odb union. I committed to develop. Can you 
> please give it a try?
> 
> Best,
> Stefan
> 
> 
> > and looking at 
> > 
> > odbxx.h:
> >         u_odb(bool v) : m_bool{v}, m_tid{TID_BOOL}, m_parent_odb{nullptr} {};   
> > 
> > only m_bool is set for this instance meaning that only the first byte gets a value 
> > (still having only 1 byte for bool in c++). If I check m_string inside the u_odb::get function
> >  of this instance I am getting for a bool (I set false) stuff like 0x7f6633f67a00 and for an int 
> > (I set the int to 1000) 0x7f66000003e8. Since the size of BOOL is larger I am getting the 
> > wrong value. I checked this also on openSUSE having the same behavior.
  1981   12 Aug 2020 Yan LiuSuggestionadding db_get_mode ti check access mode for keys
Hello,

I am wondering if there is a function that checks the access mode for a key? I 
found the db_set_mode() function that allows me to set the access mode for a key, 
but failed to find its counterpart get function.

Thanks in advance,
Yan
  1982   13 Aug 2020 Stefan RittSuggestionadding db_get_mode ti check access mode for keys
> Hello,
> 
> I am wondering if there is a function that checks the access mode for a key? I 
> found the db_set_mode() function that allows me to set the access mode for a key, 
> but failed to find its counterpart get function.
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> Yan


  KEY k;
  db_get_key(hDB, handle, &k);
  std::cout << k.access_mode << std::endl;

/Stefan
  1983   13 Aug 2020 Yan LiuSuggestionadding db_get_mode ti check access mode for keys
Thank you!

Yan

> > Hello,
> > 
> > I am wondering if there is a function that checks the access mode for a key? I 
> > found the db_set_mode() function that allows me to set the access mode for a key, 
> > but failed to find its counterpart get function.
> > 
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Yan
> 
> 
>   KEY k;
>   db_get_key(hDB, handle, &k);
>   std::cout << k.access_mode << std::endl;
> 
> /Stefan
  2011   06 Nov 2020 Alexandr KozlinskiySuggestioncmake build fixes
hi,

there are several problems with current cmake build files in midas:
- not all systems have cuda libs in /usr/local/cuda
- not all cmake version like when redefining vars
  (i.e. redefining ROOT_CXX_FLAGS)
- c++ standard not matching the one used to build ROOT
- ROOTSYS is not needed to find ROOT (it is enough to have root in PATH)

I have posted pull request 'https://bitbucket.org/tmidas/midas/pull-requests/17'
which tries to fix some of the problems.
Tests and comments are welcome.
  2021   24 Nov 2020 Amy RobertsSuggestionODBSET wildcards with array keys in Sequencer files
I'm interested in using the matching feature for ODBSET explained on 
https://midas.triumf.ca/MidasWiki/index.php/Sequencer for settings that are in an 
array, like:

COMMENT "Ground the detectors"
ODBSET "/Detectors/Det*/Settings/Charge/Bias (V)[?]" 0

Currently I get an error when I try to run this script.  Is this expected?  Would it 
be possible to implement matching for array values?

Thanks!
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